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For those of you still wanting more ó and we know you’re out there ó we dedicate this week’s “Post Scripts” to a certain actor and offer our final nuggets from the Clooney file (courtesy of reporter Susan Shinn):
– Trudy Thompson and Pat Epting were front and center Wednesday morning at the Salisbury Station when georgeous George and Renée Zellweger came to town.
“It is so nice for our town that he would come back again,” said Thompson, always the diplomatic sort.
“We’re so proud they’re here,” Epting added.
See, all those salivating women really weren’t there for His Hunkiness. They just wanted to show solidarity with the city.
– During their whistle-stop tour of various shooting locations for “Leatherheads,” Clooney and Zellweger have been dressing the part.
On their visit here, Clooney topped his blue jeans and black fleece pullover with a jaunty Gatsby cap.
Zellweger was attired in a burnt orange dress, quite similar in color to the free “Leatherheads” T-shirts being distributed to the crowd. The rail-thin actress also wore really, really high pumps. She never stumbled.
– Clooney had a quick question for the assembled media.
“Are any North Carolina teams playing in the NCAA?” asked the Kentucky fan.
Several “Go Tar Heels!” cheers went up, along with a lone “Go Wildcats!” from way in the back.
– Clooney downplayed the fact that “Leatherheads,” opening nationwide April 4, has had a delayed date ó usually a huge red flag where movies are concerned. He said it just wasn’t worth rushing the editing process, especially after he was injured in a motorcycle accident.
“This is a good time for us,” he said. “There are not a lot of other movies out there right now.”
And the movie, he said, is about a lot more than football.
– Everybody wants to be in the movies, it seems. WBTV’s David Whisenant asked Clooney about any parts for “dashing, middle-aged reporters.” Then WSOC’s Ron Magnuson got into the act by calling himself a “young, dashing reporter.”
“I’ve never seen so many dashing reporters!” Clooney quipped.
n Clooney rocketed to fame while playing Dr. Doug Ross on NBC’s long-running hospital drama, “ER.” Clooney left at the end of season five, after Ross and nurse Carol Hathaway were finally reunited following the birth of their twin daughters.
Clooney thought his departure would make a difference.
It didn’t.
“The show was better without me,” he said. “It really hurts.”

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